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August 12, 1988 (vol. 98, iss. 13) • Page Image 6

…OPINION Page 6 Friday, August 12, 1988 Ann Arbor residents sue company over dioxane poisoning Gelman taints water TWENTY YEARS AGO, FAMILIES LIVING IN SCIO Town- The compensation demanded by these…

…'water supply was con- necessary by the chemical should be paid for by the company taminated with dioxane and were notified not to drink or bathe that put these families in danger. Furthermore, because Gel- in…

December 02, 1988 (vol. 99, iss. 60) • Page Image 5

… local Ann Arbor company that manufactures dialysis membranes. For many years, Gel- man used the dangerous carcinogen 1,4, Dioxane in its production pro- cess and dumped their hazardous waste refuse in…

…. First, they explained that the company had never violated any laws pertaining to hazardous waste disposal. Previous DNR regulations permitted them to dump dioxane in a variety of ways and each time the…

March 01, 1988 (vol. 98, iss. 100) • Page Image 4

… Polluters should pay IN 1986, 60 FAMILIES living near the Gelman Science facility o n Wagner Road in Ann Arbor were put on bottled water because dan- gerous levels of 1,4-dioxane were found in their wells by…

… the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It was also found that the chemical had been leaking into the groundwater beneath the Saginaw forest. Numerous studies have shown that dioxane causes cancerous…

September 10, 1992 (vol. 102, iss. 121) • Page Image 3

…, Gelman Sciences Inc. will clean an underground water plume contaminated with 1,4-diox- ane, a suspected carcinogen. The dioxane is a manufacturing byproduct of Gelman Sciences, which makes micro…

…'s water supply, which serves the U-M campus. But because the state considers it an environmen- tal pollutant, some cleanup is required. Gelman Sciences will reduce the amount of dioxane to safe levels, then…

September 16, 1988 (vol. 99, iss. 7) • Page Image 3

…. 4 concerns dioxane on BY KEVIN WOODSON Last night, at a public hearing, Washtenaw County residents voiced their concern to the federal EPA about a proposed permit modification which would allow…

…,4- dioxane. Arthur Moretta, team leader of the Permit Unit of Underground Injection Control, of the Environmental Protection Agency, said the current Gelman permit. applies to non-hazardous, processed waste…

May 17, 2004 (vol. 113, iss. 142) • Page Image 2

… release that in 2001, the city discovered one of its water supply wells contained trace amounts of the 1,4 Dioxane chemical during routine testing. The chemical was used as a manu- facturing solvent at Pall…

… Life Sci- ences's plant and was disposed of in uncontained lagoons. These lagoons are not lined with sealants to isolate the chemicals from surrounding water. The 1,4 Dioxane leaked from a lagoon into…

March 16, 1988 (vol. 98, iss. 111) • Page Image 4

… families that had to drink bottled water, and shower in motels for ten months because of the unac- eeptable levels of dioxane in their water were not victims of a "bad image." Gelman should be less concerned…

… injurious to human health. The DNR classifies dioxane as a "threshold" type car- cinogen, which means that it is dangerous at any level. Gelman has a vested interest in maintaining that certain levels of…

October 21, 1997 (vol. 108, iss. 17) • Page Image 3

…," Ryan said. Spalding Clark, Scio Township commissioner, said Gelman Sciences (now called Pall/Gelman Sciences) was for several decades disposing of 1,4 dioxane by dumping it. "They were literally spraying…

… it on their lawns, Clark said. This dioxane, which is carcinogenic, has since contaminated the Scio Township groundwater. Contaminated water must be pumped up and treated. The dioxane is a byproduct…

September 15, 1988 (vol. 99, iss. 6) • Page Image 4

… wastewater," the term would c nonhazardous is misleading. Gelman's ception a vwastestream contains 1,4-dioxane, the -Whe chemical that has contaminated nearby well wa ,groundwater. The long-term health ef…

…- debate o - fects of dioxane, which has been been ade demonstrated to cause cancerous tu- not yet mors in animals, are still unknown. possible Whether or not dioxane should be grounda classified as…

June 10, 1992 (vol. 102, iss. 6) • Page Image 5

… cleanup. Groundwater pollution originating at Gelman Sci- ences has spread beyond Scio Town- ship and is infiltrating Ann Arbor. The main pollutant is 1,4-dioxane - a known carcinogen. The Michigan…

… ppb.) The Allen Drain is 60 years old, leaks,andperiodicallyruptures.Flood- ing along its course is common. This cleanup plan risks exposing people, animals, parkland and private property to 1,4dioxane

November 22, 1988 (vol. 99, iss. 54) • Page Image 3

… Assistant Attorney General Edward Reichel, is beyond the scope the original suit filed by Gelman. ean-up Two years ago, 16 families re- portedly had their well water contaminated by 1,4-dioxane, a by…

dioxane pollution. Reichel said Gelman has submit- ted no studies to prove it is not the sole dioxane polluter in the area. He said a lot of the data collected around the site showed that Gelman was re…

April 16, 1987 (vol. 97, iss. 135) • Page Image 4

… ranking Gelman from Gelman as two miles, are Sciences Inc. as the second worst polluted with high traces of polluter in this state. Contamination dioxane. because of inadequate storage of Gelman does not…

… well at Gelman student discovered traces of 1,4- Sciences, Ann Arbor sewer system dioxane in the water samples. or treating it and later releasing it Dioxane is known to cause nose into surface stream…

May 17, 2004 (vol. 113, iss. 142) • Page Image 4

… local groundwater well. According to the law- suit, between the mid-1960s through the 1980s, the Life Sciences group contam- inated the well with 1,4 dioxane, a pos- sible human carcinogen and industrial…

… solvent used in the manufacturing of medical filters. Consequently, over 18 million square feet of the dioxane cont- aminant is spreading under Ann Arbor's Veterans Memorial Park. While there is little…

September 07, 2004 (vol. 113, iss. 155) • Page Image 67

… wells contained trace amounts of the 1,4 Dioxane chemical during routine testing. The chemical was used as a manufac- turing solvent at Pall Life Sciences plant and was disposed of in uncontained lagoons…

…- mental and health standards," she said. The well which was used mainly dur- since the chemical was discovered. The Unit E toxic plume - the meas- urable discharge of the regulated chemi- cal 1,4 Dioxane

November 28, 1989 (vol. 100, iss. 58) • Page Image 3

… manufacturing plant, located off Wagner Road between Jackson and Liberty streets. A 1988 lawsuit, filed by the DNR, charges Gelman with permit- ting the potentially carcinogenic solvent, 1,4-dioxane, to leak…

dioxane. The DNR's demand for Gelman to restore the site to pre-contamination levels is unfair, Levitt said, because the cost would be exorbitant and other parties were involved. "We feel we were not alone…

July 01, 1992 (vol. 102, iss. 8) • Page Image 2

… sites involve purging the con- taminated ground water. Water from the core is proposed to be treated with UV/Oxidation to 100 parts per billion 1,4-dioxane, which is stated in a publi- cation by GSI as…

June 02, 1989 (vol. 99, iss. 4) • Page Image 5

… management policy (like the EPA or Dioxane. years there were no regulations. the DNR) defined with the Bob Buker, vice-president of cor- People never thought it would be a inevitability of people dying of…

October 27, 1992 (vol. 103, iss. 21) • Page Image 2

… the course of the cleanup, which could take 10 years or longer, Gelman is expected to draw 50 lbs. of the chemical 1-4 dioxane - a suspected carcinogen -- out of the ground water. "The contamination got…

… the water on the lawn. Dioxane, a chemical byproduct: of Gelman's manufacturing, is commonly found in foods and cos- metic products. Some research indi-' cates that at extremely high levels over long…

December 04, 1989 (vol. 100, iss. 62) • Page Image 2

…Iarges the company with allowing the potentially carcinogenic solvent, 1 ,4-dioxane, to leak into the envi- ronment. James Truchan, DNR Environ- mental Response Division chief, said the negotiations failed…

… spokesperson Edward Levitt has said the company pos- sisses DNR "discharge permits" and qi4 not release the dioxane illegally. He also said it is unfair that Gelman be held solely responsible for the clean…

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